Dublin, May 17, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Global Consumer Wired & Wireless Headphones Market: Market Growth, Wired & Wireless Technology, Sensor and Microphone Trends and Competitive Analysis" report to their offering.

The overall consumer headphone/headset market grew rapidly alongside the burgeoning market for personal media players. Key devices, such as the Sony Walkman (tape player) and later the Apple iPod, have driven growth for packaged and after market headphones. The latest boost to the market has come from the increasing use of smartphones as the main media player.

We have found that the overall headphone market reached a peak of 580 million units shipped in 2013 and has been relatively stable for the last few years, however, market unit shipments are expected to be on a downward trend from 2017. This fall is due to a fall in the use of wireless mono headsets and a reducing number of smartphone vendors packaging headsets with their products.

The headphone market continues to develop rapidly, with changing form factor, use case, and technologies. Overall, the move from wired to wireless headphones has been the dominant trend but this is now moving onto the use of sensors to drive differentiation and new use cases.

More than a billion wireless stereo headphones are expected to ship between 2015 and 2020 (inclusive) and total cumulative revenues for wireless stereo headphones are forecast to be > $60 billion from 2015 to 2020. Wireless headphones have become popular globally. The Asia-Pacific region is forecast to see strongest growth of the three main regions, with particularly strong growth in China.

This study builds on our range of studies on audio device markets, more details can be found here.

It provides details on headphone product types, use cases and drivers for market growth, as well as providing insight on current products, and supplier market shares.

The report is split into two parts:

- A summary report with commentary and charts
- An excel file with detailed forecasts & market shares

Key Topics Covered:

1. Scope and Definitions

2. Market Snapshot

3. Overall Headphone Market

- Market Forecasts
- Product Types
- Regional Forecasts

4. Wired Headphones, Retail

- Market Overview
- Product Forecast
- Regional Forecast
- Price Segmentation
- Form Factor
- Use Case Forecast
- Technology Forecasts

- Sensors
- Microphones

5. Wired Headphones, Packaged

- Product Forecast
- Regional Forecast & Connectivity

6. Wireless Stereo Headphones

- Market Overview
- Product Forecast
- Regional Forecast
- Price Segmentation
- Form Factor
- Use Case Forecast
- Technology Forecasts

- Connectivity
- Sensors
- Microphones

7. Wireless Mono Headsets

- Product Forecast
- Technology Forecasts

- Connectivity
- Sensors
- Microphones

8. Competitive Assessment

- Key Device Vendors
- Supplier Shares - Overall Market
- Supplier Shares - Wired Headphones
- Supplier Shares - Wireless Headphones
- Supplier Shares - Wireless Mono Headsets

Companies Mentioned

- Apple
- Beats
- Audio-technica
- Avantree
- Bang & Olufsen
- Bose
- Bowers & Wilkins
- Bragi
- Creative
- Denon
- Fujitsu
- Gibson Group (Philips, Onlyo, Etc.)
- Harman / AKG / JBL / Kardon
- Hitachi Maxell
- House of Marley
- Jabra
- Jaybird
- JVC Kenwood
- Klipsch
- LG
- Lindy
- Monster
- Motorola
- Nokia
- Panasonic
- Parrot
- Plantronics
- Polk Audio (DEI Holdings)
- Pyle Audio
- Samsung
- Sennheiser
- Shure
- Skull Candy
- Sony
- Voxx International (RCA, Accoustic Resarch, etc.)
- Yamaha Corporation

For more information about this report visit http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/m6l9mb/global_consumer

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